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Published: December 10th 2011
Week 7 is over and I can’t believe there is only 1 more week of 2011 Derby-life. It was always going to be a sad week, my good, good friends, Bec and Caitlyn left Derby on Tuesday. Their 1 yr Kimberly adventure was over and although I know there will be more friends next year, these girls were pretty special. We had jetty drinks and a proper family dinner on Tuesday night. Then they did the ‘leaving town’ ritual and gave away their entire pantry/unwanted items to X-ray Pete and me.
Wednesday was almost unbearable as the temp climbed to beyond 44 degrees. I pretty much went insane- my poor class. Thursday was no better but at least we won our netball and volleyball games. On Friday I was thrown head first into the world of the 21st
century when my IPhone arrived at the post office. After crashing Kellie’s birthday drinks and hitting Catie up for some basics I flittered over to the Windmill for Jay and Tegan’s birthday. Here, Fong (who has the patience of a saint) gave me some super-duper iPhone lessons.
I was up early on Saturday so I got up and spread pindan dirt
in all the holes Vegemite had dug throughout the year… that afternoon I watched him re-dig them. I was pretty productive on Saturday although I can’t actually remember what I did. I do know there was a strange feeling around town with big wake for a kid who died a few weeks ago. I reckon you could feel the sadness it was so strong.
Sunday was less productive but much more fun. I managed to procrastinate about moving classroom effectively by going to church, steam mopping everything in sight and polishing off the mountain of ironing. I also snuck in a visit to the Derby Christmas markets (which are held at the pub…what a brilliant venue idea) and then it was time for High Tea at Caroline’s place. We all had to bring a sweet and a savoury. I made mango mousse shooters and kangaroo and avocado roti. Everything was delicious and we all got dressed up and pretended we were somewhere other than Derbs. Eventually, when I couldn’t find anything else to do, I went into school and moved stuff into my new, much smaller classroom. I was relieved when 6pm rolled around cos the nurses had invited
me over for a Christmas inspired roast lamb dinner and it meant I could leave school.
As far as Derby weekends go, it was pretty tame. I figure I’m saving my energy for Perth- and getting through the last week of school! Of course every night in week 8 is crammed to the max. I am happy being busy though- it means the week will fly by! See you soon xxxx
Week 7 Top Five:
1. Wet season sunsets are creeping back
2. Steam mops – Katie leant me hers and it’s the bomb!
3. Finished Christmas shopping – thanks to the internet
4. Good friends- old ones and new ones.
5. High tea
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